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Activity Report: National Webinar on Research, Innovation, and Ranking on August 11, 2021

Department: MBA

Date of Event: 11 August, 2021

Time of Event: 10:30 am to 01:50 pm

Venue: Youtube:

Chief Guest: Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State for Education and External Affairs, Govt. of India

Guest of Honour: Prof. K. VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor, Govt. of India

Panelists:  Mr. Deepak Wagla MD, CEO of Invest India, Dr. Anita Gupta Scientist, Mr. Yash Bhardwaj cofounder and CEO of many companies Prof. V Ramgopal Rao Director IIT Delhi, Mr. Ashvin Fernadis Regional Director of OP Jindal University, Prof. K K Agarwal Chairman of National Board of Accreditation, Dr.K Radha Krishnan Chairman of standard committee of IIC council, Prof. Govind Rangrajan Director IIT Bangalore, Prof. Bhaskar Murti Director IIT Madras.

Moderator:  Dr. Rajat Moona

Coordinator: Prof. Snehal Phatak

Audience Profile: 18 Students and 3 faculty members

Objective of the Event:  Webinar and Panel discussions to celebrate 1 year of National Education Policy 2020.

The faculties and students of Acropolis Faculty of Management and Research (AFMR), Indore attended e webinar and panel discussions hosted by MIC on 11 Aug 2021. The speakers mentioned about the Indian legacy in the field of Research and Education. All the dignitaries of MIC highlighted the importance of NEP, its objectives and changes for future. Following the introductory remarks, three Panel discussions were organized on the topics namely; Ensuring Excellence and relevance in Research, Building Innovation and Entrepreneurial ecosystem & Strategy for HEIS for excellence in the global ranking.

Following are a few of the important points discussed by the panellists:

  1. Allocation of more Government grants for quality Research.
  2. Need for better model of public funding and reduced import dependence.
  3. Grading of Innovative work is important
  4. Tenure track system needed for accounting of research activities
  5. India’s rank in terms of research and funding

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Innovation and quality Research are vital for a country’s success.
  2. Whether private or public, everyone needs to work together to achieve the mission of NEP.

 Report Prepared by:

Prof. Snehal Phatak, Convener-IIC, AFMR

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